Andrew Burns Scores Seven in Wolves Win

Andrew Burns (37) scored five goals for Keuka on Saturday
Andrew Burns (37) scored five goals for Keuka on Saturday

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – For the second time this season, junior Andrew Burns scored seven goals in a game for Keuka College as the Wolves defeated Hilbert College in Men's Lacrosse.

Keuka College improves to 5-4 on the season and 3-1 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference. The seven goals by Burns tied his career-high and is only the 10th time in program history that someone has scored at least seven.  Also tying a career-best was Craig Gerhardt. The freshman scored three goals and added five assists in the win for eight points, tying his high-water mark in his first season. Junior Pat Giardino scored two goals, tying his career-high as well, for Keuka College.

Keuka College 14 vs. Hilbert College 7

Hilbert College got out to an early 2-0 lead over Keuka College before Craig Gerhardt got the Wolves on the board nearly 10 minutes into the game. The Hawks added another and led 3-1 after the first. The second quarter was all Andrew Burns. The junior scored the only three goals of the frame, giving Keuka College a 4-3 lead at the half. Hilbert took a 5-4 lead early in the third, but the Wolves had a response. Keuka scored the final three goals of the third quarter and opened the fourth with three straight to grow a 10-5 advantage. After the Hawks made it 10-7, Keuka College scored the final four goals for the 14-7 conference victory.

It Takes Two: The big scoring day by Andrew Burns was set up for the most part by Craig Gerhardt. The tandem hooked up four times with Gerhardt feeding Burns for the goal. The combo was flipped to start the game as Andrew Burns assisted on Gerhardt's first goal.

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves remain perfect against Hilbert College. Keuka has won all nine meetings with the Hawks
  • Although not the most goals in any game in Keuka College history, Andrew Burns did tie the record for the most goals scored by a Keuka player at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex. He tied Ryan Burton '07 who scored seven against Medaille College in the 2006 season
  • Dustin Springer moved into sixth all-time by collecting 152 career groundballs. He is currently one shy of fifth most in school history
  • Ryan Mavretish made seven saves in the victory, giving him 100 on the season

Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves are on the road next as they travel to Bryn Athyn College for a big North Eastern Athletic Conference game on Saturday. Keuka has won the only two previous meetings between the two schools.